07.00 - 08.25

Registration & Check-in

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) | Am Dammtor / Marseiller Straße, 20355 Hamburg

08.30 - 12.00

Plant Tour Global Aerospace Logistics

KUEHNE + NAGEL Kit Factory Tour


Plant Tour MRO

Lufthansa Technik

Plant Tour Virtual Reality

ZAL Tech Center & Dassault Systèmes @ZAL

Plant Tour OEM

Airbus Finkenwerder Factory Tour A320 & A380

Plant Tour Cabin


Meeting point for the excursion will be in the entrance hall of the CCH (Conference Center Hamburg, ground floor)

12.00  -  13.00

Business lunch and
networking in the exhibition

sponsored by:

13.00 - 13.30

Welcome address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management (IPM)
Becky Ford, Director Business Development Programs, Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Alkiviadis Thomas, President, Hanse-Aerospace e.V. 

13.30 - 13.50

Indian Aerospace at the Zenith of Digital Technologies

Gaurav Gupta, SVP Tech Mahindra & Chief Sales Officer Pininfarina

13.50 - 14.10

The challenges of new programs development in civil aerospace: Few thoughts on suppliers engagement

Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.


14.10 - 14.30


Luz G. Mauch, Senior Vice President Automotive & Manufacturing Industries, T-Systems International

14.45 - 18.15

Workshop Sessions

Workshop 1 - Virtual Product Development | Impacts of the revolution ahead
moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Bräkling, Hochschule Koblenz

Workshop Experts
Jens Gralfs, VP Research & Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH
Max Evers, Client Director, QiO Technologies GmbH
Jeff D. Smith, Director Ideas Lab, Dassault Systémes
Mohammed Sijelmassi, Chief Technology Officer - Sopra STERIA
Alexander M. Swoboda, CEO, FACTON GmbH

Workshop 2 - Innovation Management | Suppliers’ role in the innovation process
moderated by Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig, Bundeswehr Universität München

Workshop Experts
Neil Warren, Procurement Innovation Governance, Airbus & Airbus Group
Dr. Dierk Buss, Director, AlixPartners
Bill Cerami, Globl A&D President, LORD Corporation
Johannes Klenke, Executive Aerospace & Defense, Accenture
Harald Mehring, Chief Customer Officer, Diehl Aerosystems

Workshop 3 - Engines | Revolution or evolution – scenarios for the next decade
moderated by Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Seeba, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Workshop Experts
Erik Buschmann, Senior Vice President Propulsion System Procurement, Airbus Group
Cono Balbo, Head of Global Product Management Cutting & Grinding, Fuchs Petrolube SE
Dr. Holger Lipowsky, Principal, Roland Berger GmbH
Dr. Thomas Rupp, VP Customer Support Management & Flight OperationsSafran Aircraft Engines
Thomas Tschirner, Regional Supplier Management Executive, Civil Aerospace Operations - Europe, Rolls-Royce Deutschland

Workshop 4 - Globalized Supply Chains | Towards the global aviation 2020 production footprint
moderated by Prof. Dr. Holger Schiele, University of Twente, and Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Group B Workshop Experts
Mark Walker, Vice President Procurement, Strategy and Governance, Airbus SAS
Rainer von Borstel, CEO, Diehl Aerosystems
Tracey Talbott, Regional Director, Business Development, The Boeing Company
Dr. Ulrich Weber, COO, PFW Aerospace GmbH
Roger Wehner, Executive Director, Mobile Airport Authority

Group A Workshop Experts
Martin Schuebel, Executive Vice President, Strategic Procurement, Airbus Helicopters
Erik Goedhart, SVP Aerospace & Industrials, KUEHNE + NAGEL
Laura Holmes, CEO, thyssenkrupp Aerospace
Axel Kaldschmidt, Global Director Aerospace, Volga Dnepr
Ursella Slusher, President, Imperion Aerospace Group, Llc

Workshop 5 - Digital Manufacturing | Potentials of digitalization on the shop floor
moderated by Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, ETH Zürich

Workshop Experts
Roland Gerhards, CEO, ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH
Torsten Chudobba, Global Account Airbus Group, T-Systems International
Hakan Isci, Manager/Technology Management, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
Frank Klingemann, President of the Board, Kuka Systems
Bernd Schröder, CEO, Broetje-Automation GmbH

Workshop 6 - Aftermarket | Disruption potentials of Big Data
Moderated by Prof Dr. Andreas Zaby, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Workshop Experts
Pascal Eymery, VP Customer Services Digital & Business Capabilities, Airbus
Josef Gropper, COO/Managing Director, Liebherr-Lindenberg Aerospace GmbH
Joachim Hermes, Member of the Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
Michael Santo, Managing Partner, h&z Unternehmensberatung AG
Gustav Wenhold, CEO, FAG Aerospace

14.45 - 16.30

PANEL DISCUSSION - 3D Printing | Potentials of ALM in design, manufacturing and aftersales

Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Confirmed panelists:
Gerd Weber, VP Head of Plant Varel / Bremen, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel, Senior Manager Rapid Technologies, MTU Aero Engines AG
Wolfgang Kochan, General Manager DACH, Stratasys GmbH
Dr. Bart Van der Schueren, Executive Vice President, Materialise
David Wilckens, Director Business Developemnt Aerospace, SLM Solutions GmbH
Eric Wycisk, CTO, Bionic Production GmbH

18.15 - 19.00

Champagne Reception

sponsored by:


Dinner Speech

Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Technik AG


Gala Buffet

Location: Congress Center Hamburg

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